ATR names Bortoli as CEO

European turboprop manufacturer ATR has appointed Stefano Bortoli as CEO with immediate effect, succeeding Christian Scherer who last week was appointed the new CCO of Airbus.

Bortoli moves from his current position as president of the ATR Board and senior vice-president strategy, marketing development and sales of Leonardo Aircraft Division, which he has held since March 2017.

“I thank Christian for the crucial contributions he has made to ATR at commercial level as well as preparing the grounds for the future of ATR as a leader in the regional aviation,” Bortoli commented. He added he was “honoured to join the passionate and professional team” at the manufacturer, and to bringing his experience to continue to ensure its leadership in the market and position it for the future.

Bortoli has previously served as SVP sales and marketing of Leonardo Helicopter Division from 2015 to 2017, and as SVP staff functions and governance of Augusta Westland from 2013 to 2015.

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